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Hairspray
a Musical
CATEGORY : COMEDY MUSICAL
by Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film

COMPANY : North Spings High School Drama Department
VENUE : North Springs High School Auditorium [WEBSITE]
ID# 4012

SHOWING : March 17, 2011 - March 27, 2011

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Hairspray
Music Marc Shaiman
Lyrics Scott Wittman
Marc Shaiman
Book Mark O'Donnell
Thomas Meehan
Basis 1988 John Waters film "Hairspray"
Awards Tony Award Best Musical
Tony Award Best Book
Tony Award Best Score
Drama Desk Outstanding Musical
Drama Desk Outstanding Book
Drama Desk Outstanding Music Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical

Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show.[1] When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

The musical's original Broadway production opened on August 15, 2002[2] and won eight Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations. It ran for over 2,500 performances and closed on January 4, 2009.[3] Hairspray has also had U.S. national tours, a London West End production and numerous foreign productions and was adapted for a 2007 musical film. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Marty Aikens
Choreogapher James Landreau
Stage Manager Mariah Berkowitz
Musical Director Van Craven
Penny Pingleton Tate Anderson
Wilbur Turnblad Brian Brandt
LouAnn Drew Carlos
Ensemble Chris Davidson
Shelly Kristen Edwards
Tammy/Velma U/S Ebeth Engquist
Sketch/Link Larkin U/S Cameron Frostbaum
Ensemble Haley Goldman
Principal Joel Guttman
Ensemble Dreyton Hilton
Seaweed J. Stubbs Alex Hudson
Link Larkin Thaddeus H. Kolwicz III
Fender Ian L'Ecuyer
I.Q. Tommy Lennon
Prison Guard / U/S Tracy Lindsey Marcus
Ensemble Marcelus McQueen
Amber U/S, Ensemble Olivia Medley
Brenda Shelby Moss
Prudy Pingleton / Gym Teacher / Matron Georgia Northcutt
Ensemble Kris Pearce
Motormouth Maybelle Briana Ramsey-Tyler
Amber Von Tussle Kaitlyn Reynell
Corny Collins Jordan Rich
Mr. Pinky Eric Rich
Edna Turnblad William Stanley
Tracy Turnblad Rachel Stein
Velma Von Tussle Savannah Stein
Ensemble Bronte Upshaw
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